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Grey's Anatomy: Damage Case

The interns attend to Marshall, an intern from another hospital with short-term memory loss. Marshall was also the cause of a bad accident involving a family, which leads Derek to let his emotions get in the way of his work. Meanwhile, a woman from the past comes to visit one of the female interns, and Burke and Izzie have an idea relating to Denny's condition.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x24
Production Number: 220
Airdate: Sunday May 07th, 2006

Director: Tony Goldwyn
Writer: Mimi Schmir

Alternate Airdates:

FR (TF1) Oct 09, 2006
DE (Pro7) Mar 06, 2007
FI (Nelonen) Apr 18, 2007


Special Guest Stars
Chris OChris O'Donnell
As Finn Dandridge (Doc's Veterinarian and Meredith's Boyfriend)

Guest Stars
Jeffrey Dean MorganJeffrey Dean Morgan
As Denny Duquette (Patient: Needs Heart Transplant)
Sara RamirezSara Ramirez
As Dr. Callie Torres (Orthopedic Surgeon and George's Girlfriend)
Frances FisherFrances Fisher
As Betty Johnson (Patient: Car Crash, Mother of Melanie Reynolds)
Gabriel TigermanGabriel Tigerman
As Noah Reynolds (Patient: Car Crash Victim, Husband of Melanie)
Graham BeckelGraham Beckel
As Jim Johnson (Patient: Car Crash, Father of Melanie Reynolds)
John ChoJohn Cho
As Marshall Stone (Patient: Surgical Intern, Brain Injury)
Sarah LafleurSarah Lafleur
As Melanie Reynolds (Patient: Pregnant Car Crash Victim)

Co-Guest Stars
John OJohn O'Brien
As CT Tech #2
Maile FlanaganMaile Flanagan
As CT Tech #1
Maria Elena MaglarisMaria Elena Maglaris
As Nurse
Ray FordRay Ford
As Ray the Paramedic
Wayne LopezWayne Lopez
As Paramedic #2
P.D. ManiP.D. Mani
As Anesthesiologist

Sean LakeSean Lake
As X-Ray Tech
Main Cast
Ellen PompeoEllen Pompeo
As Dr. Meredith Grey
Justin ChambersJustin Chambers
As Dr. Alex Karev
Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey
As Dr. Derek Shepherd
Chandra WilsonChandra Wilson
As Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens, Jr.James Pickens, Jr.
As Dr. Richard Webber
Kate WalshKate Walsh
As Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd
T.R. KnightT.R. Knight
As Dr. George O'Malley
Sandra OhSandra Oh
As Dr. Cristina Yang
Isaiah WashingtonIsaiah Washington
As Dr. Preston Burke
Katherine HeiglKatherine Heigl
As Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Episode Notes
Ratings: 21.99 Million Viewers

Opening Credits: This episode did not feature the opening credits sequence.

Trivia: Denny Duquette is played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan and the character Noah is played by Gabriel Tigerman. Both actors guest starred on the CW show Supernatural.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Brandi CarlileTragedyPatient Taken for Second Surgery, Starts Crashing
Inara GeorgeOh My LoveDerek Upset, Miranda Explains Patient's Condition
Kate HavnevikNowhere WarmBailey Looks Over Dead Patient, Driver Apologizes
Regina SpektorOn The RadioMeredith in Locker Room, Closing Scenes
Sergio BelemIguanaOpening Scenes, Seattle, Finn Making Breakfast

Episode Quotes
Meredith (opening voiceover): We all go through life like bulls in a china shop. A chip here, a crack there. Doing damage to ourselves, to other people. The problem is trying to figure out how to control the damage we've done, or that's been done to us. Sometimes the damage catches us by surprise. Sometimes we think we can fix the damage. And sometimes the damage is something we can't even see.

Izzie: What did you say to him?
Meredith: Nothing, I fled the scene.
Izzie: You didn’t tell him about George or Derek?
Meredith: Nope.
Izzie: Hmm. You like him.
Meredith: I could like him.
Izzie: Is the sex any good?
Meredith: I don’t know.
Izzie: Four dates and two sleepovers at his place and no sex?
Meredith: Not even a kiss good night.
Izzie: Oh I am proud. I am like a proud mama.
Meredith: Shut up.

Finn: You're driving me crazy with the hovering.
Meredith: This could be a mistake. This. Us. You, you, you’re a really nice guy and well, you're, you don't want to get involved with me. If you knew me.
Finn: Scary.
Meredith: Finn.
Finn: And damaged. See, I told you.
Meredith: If you knew me. If you knew my family. If I told you the guys that I've slept with lately. The scary and damaged may actually be more than you can handle.
Finn: My mother's dead. She got cancer when I was ten and she suffered for a really long time and then she died. And my father never recovered. Its kind of like he died with her, except that his body's above ground and permanently placed in front of a TV with a bottle of scotch in his lap. And the last woman I slept with was my wife, but she died too. It was a car crash so it was quick. She didn't suffer, which I appreciated. Don't worry, I'm thinking that my luck is beginning to change, because I met you. And you like dogs, and you enjoy pony births, and have the ability to save lives. I never said I wasn't scary and damaged too.

Cristina: What are you doing here?
Alex: Captain of the Vagina Squad.
Cristina: (To Melanie) This nice man is going to take care of you now and he really likes to talk, so chat away. (Cristina leaves).
Melanie: (To Cristina) It was nice meeting you.
Alex: Not cool, Yang.
Melanie: What you mean captain? And what squad you're on?

Meredith: I never should have told you about George.
Derek: No, its fine, I'm glad I know about him, and the vet. You really get around.
Meredith: What did you just say to me?
Derek: It's unforgivable.
Meredith: I don't remember ever asking you to forgive me.
Derek: So was the knitting a phase? Who's next? Alex? 'Cause I hear he likes to sleep around. You two have that in common.
Meredith: You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done. So all the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cared, because I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore.
Derek: This thing with us is finished. It's over.
Meredith: Finally.
Derek: Yeah, it's done.
Meredith: It is done.

Meredith (closing voiceover): We're all damaged, it seems. Some of us, more than others. We carry the damage with us from childhood, then as grown-ups, we give as good as we get. Ultimately, we all do damage. And then, we set about the business of fixing whatever we can.

Episode Goofs

When "Mama" comes into the ER secured to the gurney her head is taped down until they can clear her spine and neck. When Alex tries to examine her she sits up freely and her hair is perfectly styled.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Damage Case

"Damage Case" is the title of a song recorded by both Metallica and Motorhead.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 23: Meredith started dating Finn in 2x23 "Blues for Sister Someone".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorShonda Rhimes
Co-ProducerTammy Ann Casper
Associate ProducerLisa Taylor (1)
Production DesignerAmy Ancona
EditorBriana London
CastingJohn Brace (1)  |  Linda Lowy
Unit Production ManagerCarla Corwin
First Assistant DirectorAnnette Sutera
Second Assistant DirectorShawn Hanley
MusicDanny Lux
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerMimi Melgaard
HairstylistSean Flanigan
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Location ManagerCarlyn Couch
Transportation CoordinatorTom Gilhooley
Property MasterAngela Whiting
Production Sound MixerBeau Baker
Script SupervisorNicole Cummins
Production CoordinatorSue Jennings
Assistant EditorMichelle Fellner
Post Production SupervisorJoy Ramos
Director of PhotographyHerbert Davis
Story EditorStacy McKee
Executive Story EditorZoanne Clack
Costume SupervisorTom Houchins
Department Head Make-upNorman Leavitt (1)
Production StaffAnna Ford  |  Bethany Ratner  |  Sascha Ciezata  |  Thomas Barg  |  Winter Zemans  |  Karin Gleason
Theme Song Written And Performed ByPsapp
Medical ConsultantKaren Lisa Pike
Medical ProducerLinda Klein
Film LabA Fotokem Company
Telecine & Electronic AssemblyLevel 3 Post
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